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Summer Careers Academy

What: Summer Careers Academy (Read the Oct 2021 announcement!) 

When: Launching Summer 2022 with a focus on the skilled trades

Where: Orange County, NC (Location TBD)

Who: This summer workforce development program is:

Background: The coalition was ignited in March of 2021 by Chapel Hill Town Council Member Tai Huynh. The original intent was to re-establish an apprenticeship program in the skilled trades with the Town of Chapel Hill and in doing so, better reach children of refugees and other underserved populations with new training opportunities for careers that provide a living wage. The working group expanded the vision to engage more employers and industries and developed the summer careers academy concept. By Summer 2021, the coalition secured public and private funds to bring to life the vision for a new pre-apprenticeship program in the skilled trades, called the Summer Careers Academy, launching in the Summer 2022 and beyond.

Contact: For questions, contact Chamber Vice President of External Affairs, Katie Loovis, (919) 696-0781 (cell).